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Up in the southern Valley of Walla Walla and a long drive to find a couple of wineries.  Extremely overcast foggy day with frost all over all growth so it shows us the cool times. They explained that there were many days of hundred degrees and then drop cold at night with frost. That's what we're seeing. The fog inversion apparently it's pretty common too. The wines are classic to Washington -- high acidity, red to black fruit which state bright. I attribute that to cool nights keeping down grape ripening into darker black fruit. They stay acidic but have high tannins and deep burgundy color. Everything at Northstar

David helped us at our first tasting of the day by letting us in early, thank you David.Lovely property. Huge production facility. We followed in a tanker truck carrying juice from one of their properties.Iconic products in three tiers, one of them is called the icon which is their upper tier only available here and for the wine club. The second is what is normal reserves. Also only available here and for the wine club. Then they have the public products that are classics.We purchased the brute which is made out of 75% charged and 25% Pinot. We also purchased the reserve cab. Very approachable tannins and lovely

Great interesting name and wonderful bistro like restaurant. The picture show the wood fired pizza, cozy tables, home kitchen-like decor creating a very cozy environment. It was a lovely experience. I didn't know that they were also a winery and therefore have their own products that they serve in you can buy bottles. We ended up with a beautiful Chardonnay that pairs well with r onion pear and bacon pizza and a goat cheese dip. Definitely recommend the restaurant. If you were in the industry don't expect a discount. It was a beautiful experience.

Visited this winery because it was a winemaker that started as CEO with Chateau Ste Michelle. He also partners with for other winemakers. Woodinville WA is perhaps unique in that there were over 20 + winery tasting rooms all in one concentrated area. Since we arrived on a Saturday night parking was at a premium and it was extremely crowded. As such we may have been overlooked as wine educators and it was the first time we were charged for a wine tasting in years, even though presenting as blogging the visit. If you're going to visit thus location, I would suggest not doing so on a Friday or